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LyondellBasell donates to local fire departments

Contributions will aid training efforts for first responders

Morris Fire Chief Tracey Steffes (left), LyondellBasell Fire Chief John Grimmenga (middle) and Minooka Fire Chief Al Yancey (right) pose for a photo after being presented with corporate grants from LyondellBasell totaling $4,000.
Morris Fire Chief Tracey Steffes (left), LyondellBasell Fire Chief John Grimmenga (middle) and Minooka Fire Chief Al Yancey (right) pose for a photo after being presented with corporate grants from LyondellBasell totaling $4,000.

MORRIS – The Morris and Minooka fire districts each received a $2,000 grant from the LyondellBasell Morris Complex to use toward firefighter training.

The donations will allow the departments to provide critical training for their personnel, according to a news release from the company.

“This donation means our department can expand our training for our Swift Water Rescue Team,” Chief Tracey Steffes of the Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District in a news release. “Our area is prone to water emergencies, and this grant enables us to supply them with the training and equipment needed during these stressful and life threatening rescues.”

The LyondellBasell Morris Complex has a long history of supporting local first responders in Grundy and Will counties.

“We know the vital service these departments provide,” Morris Complex Site Manager Brian Angwin said in the release. “We focus on safety at our sites and we understand the need for training and equipment. Every advantage we can give them to help them do their job is good for the entire community.”

The local emergency crews also work and conduct training in conjunction with the first responders at LyondellBasell.

“We work closely with the Morris Complex and their fire brigade with planning and conducting drills,” Minooka Fire Protection District Chief Al Yancey said in the release. “This grant will be used for training that is critical for our firefighters to be successful in their jobs.”

The Morris Complex is one of the largest petrochemical facilities in the Midwest. Using natural gas liquids as a feedstock, the plant manufactures ethylene, the world’s most widely-used petrochemical, which is then converted into polyethylene resins.

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